Wine Classes


Join us for a wine class!  These fun and educational experiences are hosted at the standing high-top tables in the front of the restaurant, the Enoteca. Each class includes tastes of five wines (three reds and two whites, unless otherwise noted) and lasts approximately 90 minutes. To complement our selection of wines, classes include the chef’s selection of artisanal cheeses and house-cured meats. All classes are led by a Sommelier from OTTO’s knowledgeable and enthusiastic wine team. For reference, all classes are $60 per person, unless otherwise noted.
Please be advised that class prices are exclusive of gratuity, 3% admin fee and tax.

To make a reservation in a public wine class, please email or call the restaurant at 212.995.9559. 

Saturday Afternoon Classes at 2:00pm  

Italian Cellar-Masters, $140 – May 26
 While Italians have been making wine for centuries now, there are a few prestigious estates that have really put their respective regions on the map. We will dive into everything from their stories, the region itself, and just how they’ve achieved greatness in every bottle.

Back To The Basics – June 2
For our newcomers to Otto’s wine tastings, we’ll be going through every step of the wine making process and even give some tips on tasting. With this, you’ll be showing off to your friends in no time.

Under The Tuscan Sun, $75 – June 9
Tuscany is home to some of the great wines of Italy, that have gradually become household names over time. From monoliths like Chianti Classico, to more obscure wines like Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, here’s a look into some of the amazing wines and traditions that go on in this beautiful region.

Tis The Season For Rose – June 16
Finally coming into a bit of a warmer season, it’s about time we start talking about rosé. With the first of our 2017 vintages coming in, it’s an exciting time to taste and get a better look into how these perfectly seasonal wines are made.

Mt Etna: Destruction to Rebirth, $75 – June 23
While growing grapes on an active volcano doesn’t seem like the best idea to most, Sicilians would intensely argue otherwise. The lava flow may destroy and ruin the Western slopes, but the aftermath and effect it has on the soil become infinitely more important in terms of the flavor and complexity it brings to the grapes themselves.

Value of Piemonte – June 30
Piemonte is known for some of Italy’s longest lived and expensive wines. Barolo and Barbaresco are iconic and much loved by many but can often break the bank. Discover great alternatives like delicious Nebbiolo for amazing value.

     Tuesday Evening Classes at 6:30pm 

Aggressively Abruzzo – May 29
While most people think of Montepulciano, many don’t know much about the area that it comes from, let alone the other wines produced there. From Pecorino (the wine) to the wonderful blends of Rosso Piceno, we’ll take a deep dive into what makes this region special.



Reservation Information

To make a reservation in a public wine class, please email or call the restaurant at 212.995.9559.  

Private Wine Classes

Can’t make one of our public sessions? Looking for a special event? Private wine classes are available for groups of 8-30 guests. For more information, please contact our team at

Further Questions

If you have any further questions, please email us at or call us at 212-995-9559.

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